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RMI’s Archives is our historical database of various publications authored by RMI staff over 35-years.

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Articles and Presentations from Amory Lovins

Article

Reinventing Fire—American Institute of Physics, 2014

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Letter

Venter response "Urgent memo to biotech pioneers"—Huffington Post, 2014

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Article

Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed, Mr. President—Huffington Post, 2013

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The Economics of a US Civilian Nuclear Phase-Out—Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 2013

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Article

A Farewell to Fossil Fuels—Foreign Affairs, 2012

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Letter

Reply to The "Efficiency Dilemma"—The New Yorker, 2011

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Article

Renewable Energy's Footprint Myth—The Electricity Journal, 2011

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Article

On Proliferation, Climate, and Oil: Solving for Pattern—Foreign Policy, 2010

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Article

DOD's Energy Challenge as Strategic Opportunity (unabridged)—Joint Force Quarterly, 2010

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Article

Nuclear Socialism—Weekly Standard, 2010

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Article

Does a Big Economy Need Big Power Plants?—The New York Times, 2009

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Article

Nuclear Nonsense—Grist, 2009

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Presentation

Stanford Public Lectures in Advanced Energy Efficiency: Implications, 2007

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Stanford Public Lectures in Advanced Energy Efficiency: Building, 2007

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Stanford Public Lectures in Advanced Energy Efficiency: Implementation, 2007

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Stanford Public Lectures in Advanced Energy Efficiency: Industry, 2007

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Stanford Public Lectures in Advanced Energy Efficiency: Transportation, 2007

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Article

What can we do to fix the climate problem?—Bulletin of Atomic Scientist, 2006

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Letter

Oil: Our Fatal Dependence—The Ripon Forum, 2005

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Article

More Profit with Less Carbon—Scientific American, 2005

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Article

Energy Efficiency, Taxonomic Overview—Encyclopedia Energy, 2004

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Letter

Rebuttal to Tromp et al.'s Response in Science Magazine, 2003

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Article

Energy Forever—The American Prospect, 2003

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Article

We Can Take Politics Out of Energy Policy—Wall Street Journal, 2003

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Article

Mobilizing Energy Solutions—The American Prospect, 2002

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Article

Military Transformation and the Roots of National Security—Whole Earth Review, 2002

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Article

Energy Security: It Takes More Than Drilling—Christian Science Monitor, 2002

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Article

Fool's Gold in Alaska—Foreign Affairs, 2001

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Article

L.A Times Commentary on Bill Joy's Wired Article—L.A. Times, 2001

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Article

Fool's Gold in Alaska (Annotated)—Foreign Affairs, 2001

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Article

Redesigning Evolution—Journal Science, 2000

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Article

A Tale of Two Botanies—Wired, 2000

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Article

A Road Map for Natural Capitalism—Harvard Business Review, 1999

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A Strategy for the Hydrogen Transition—National Hydrogen Association, 1999

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Article

Negawatts: Twelve Transitions, Eight Improvements & One Distraction—Energy Policy, 1996

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Nonproliferation: Now a Workable Idea—Christian Science Monitor, 1995

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Apples, Oranges, and Horned Toads—Electricity Journal, 1994

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Article

Least-Cost Climatic Stabilization—Annual Review of Energy, 1991

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Article

Make Fuel Efficiency Our Gulf Strategy—The New York Times, 1990

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Article

The Avoidable Oil Crisis—The Atlantic, 1987

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The Fragility of Domestic Energy—The Atlantic, 1983

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Article

Nuclear Power & Nuclear Bombs—Foreign Affairs, 1980

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Nuclear weapons and power-reactor plutonium—Nature, 1980

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International Articles and Publications

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Three Energy Game Changers for China and the World (English)—China Policy Review, 2013

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Preface

Preface to the Chinese Edition of Winning the Oil Endgame, 2008

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Sustainable Design Guide of the Japanese Institute of Architects (foreword, bilingual)—Japanese Institute of Architects, 1996

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Negawatt Revolution: Electric Efficiency and Asian Development—Far Eastern Economic Review, 1991

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Soft Energy Paths for the 21st Century—Gaiko, 2011

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Buildings

Guide

The Lovins GreenHome Visitor's Guide, 2007

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Report

Lightfair: Economics of Daylighting and Occupant Productivity, 2004

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Report

Greening the White House: A Comprehensive Energy and Environmental Retrofit, 1994

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Report

Greening the Building and the Bottom Line, 1994

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NMB Bank Headquarters: The Impressive Performance of a Green Building, 1992

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The Super-Efficient Passive Building Frontier—ASHRAE Journal, 1995

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Energy-Efficient Buildings: Institutional Barriers and Opportunities, 1995

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Energy

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Profiting from a Nuclear-Free Third Millennium, 2000

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Paper

Can Nuclear Power Solve the Energy Crisis?, 2001

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Presentation

Eight-Fold Way Towards Faster Energy Efficiency, 2001

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Paper

Hydrogen Economy: Not So Difficult—Without Nuclear Power, 2003

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Presentation

Hydrogen: The Future of Energy, 2003

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Paper

Climate: Making Sense and Making Money, 1997

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Paper

Energy Surprises for the 21st Century, 1999

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Report

National Energy Policy Initiative: Expert Group Report, 2002

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Nuclear Power: Economics and Climate-Protection Potential, 2006

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Toolkit

Accelerating Renewables: Expanding the Policy and Marketing Toolkit, 2002

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Article

Mighty Mice—Nuclear Engineering International, 2005

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Paper

Nuclear Power: Climate Fix or Folly?, 2009

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Article

"New" Reactors, Same Old Story, 2009

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Paper

Drilling in All the Wrong Places, 2008

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Article

The Economics of a US civilian nuclear phase-out—Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 2012

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Article

Keeping the Lights On While Transforming Electric Utilities, 2010

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Article

Four Nuclear Myths: A Commentary on Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Discipline and on Similar Writings, 2009

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Paper

Energy End-Use Efficiency—Inter-Academy Council, 2005

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Presentation

California Electricity: Facts, Myths, and National Lessons, 2001

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Article

Renewables, Micropower, and the Transforming Electricity Landscape, 2010

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Presentation

Why Nuclear Power’s Failure In the Marketplace Is Irreversible, 2001

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Book

Reducing Vulnerability: The Energy Jugular , 1984

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Transportation

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Hypercars, Hydrogen, and Distributed Utilities: Disruptive Technologies and Gas-Industry Strategy, 2000

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Hypercars: Uncompromised Vehicles, Disruptive Technologies, and the Rapid Transition to Hydrogen, 2000

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Presentation

FreedomCAR, Hypercar, and Hydrogen, 2002

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Article

Design and Manufacture of an Affordable Advanced-Composite Automotive Body Structure—World Electric Vehicle Association, 2002

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Paper

Hypercars, Hydrogen, and the Automotive Transition—IJVD, 2004

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Letter

Comment on The American Physical Society Hydrogen Report,—Forum on Physics and Society, 2004

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Letter

Letter to NHTSA on Revised Light Truck CAFE Standards, 2005

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Article

Oil-free Transportation—American Institute of Physics, 2014

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Article

Reinventing the Wheels—The Atlantic, 1994

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Article

Vehicle Design Strategies to Meet & Exceed PNGV Goals—Society of Automotive Engineers, 1995

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Report

Ultralight-Hybrid Vehicle Design: Overcoming the Barriers to Using Advanced Composites in the Automotive Industry, 1995

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Report

Hypercars: The Next Industrial Revolution, 1996

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Report

Ultralight Hybrid Vehicles: Principles & Design, 1996

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Article

Ultralight Hybrid Vehicle Design: Implication for the Recycling Industry—Society of Plastics Engineers, 1996

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Article

Hypercars: A Market-Oriented Approach to Meeting Lifecycle Environmental Goals—Society of Automotive Engineers, 1997

Paper

Speeding the Transition: Designing a Fuel-Cell Hypercar—National Hydrogen Association, 1997

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Paper

Advanced Composites: The Car is at the Crossroads, 1998

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Article

Uncommon Knowledge: Automotive Platform Sharing's Potential Impact on Advanced Technologies—International Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, 1999

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Report

Electric Vehicles in America, 2010

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Economy and Security

Sustainable Finance

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Profitable Solutions to Climate, Oil, and Proliferation, 2007

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Testimony

Senate Testimony: How Innovative Technologies, Business Strategies, and Policies can Dramatically Enhance Energy Security and Prosperity, 2006

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Paper

U.S. Energy Security Facts, 2003

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Battling Fuel Waste in the Military, 2001

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Survey

Energy Efficiency Survey Aboard USS Princeton CG-59, 2001

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Report

Critical Issues in Domestic Energy Vulnerability, 2001

Article

Why America Beat Iraq but Loses to Japan, 1991

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Article

Drill Rigs and Battleships are the Answer, But What Was the Question?: Oil Efficiency, Economic Rationality, and Security, 1991

Technology and Industry

Paper

Shell: The Rest of The Iceberg, 2015

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Paper

Factor Ten Engineering Design Principles, 2010

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Paper

Integrative Design: A Disruptive Source of Expanding Returns to Investments in Energy Efficiency, 2010

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Paper

Negawatts for Fabs: Advanced Energy Productivity for Fun and Profit, 1998

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What an Energy-Efficient Computer Can Do, 1993

Natural Environment and Resources Efficiency

Book

Cuyahoga Valley Initiative: A Model of Regeneration, 2004

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Presentation

Saving Forests from the Demand Side, 1999

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Report

Water 2010: Four Scenarios for 21st Century Water Systems, 1996

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